As part of their debut Irish tour, acoustic electronica trio GoGo Penguin perform at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, on Wednesday October 28th.
An exhilarating jazz-infused salvo of spacey chords, stuttering break-beats and killer riffs, the group creates a brave new sound that is wholly its own.
Packing the dance floors with an infectious combination of frenetic break-beats, irresistible piano melodies and subtle electronica, GoGo Penguin first came to prominence in 2014 after their album, v2.0, was named a Mercury Prize Album of the Year in 2014, alongside offerings from the likes of Damon Albarn.
One of the rising stars of the UK jazz scene, this Mancunian piano trio is equally at home playing to clubbers and dyed-in-the-wool jazz fans, drawing on a range of influences from Aphex Twin and dubstep to The Bad Plus, Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Debussy.
Conventional jazz soloing plays little part in GoGo Penguin’s world – their highly personalised, genre-free sound comes from the interplay between the three musicians: Chris Illingworth’s flowing bebop-inspired piano riding over Nick Blacka’s pulsing bass lines and Rob Turner’s skittering drum grooves.
With a three album deal with Blue Note Records under their belt, and a recent win at the Jazz FM Awards (for Jazz Act of the Year); this is a band not to be missed.
The event is presented by Music Network, which provides an opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices, funded by the Arts Council. Details at musicnetwork.ie.
Music Network tours are funded by the Arts Council and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.
Tickets for this concert are available from €10 at at regionalculturalcentre.com or by calling 074 9120777 (An Grianán). Tour details at www.musicnetwork.ie.